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UTSA designated military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine

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(Aug. 18, 2010)--The University of Texas at San Antonio recently was named by G.I. Jobs Magazine a military-friendly school for 2011.

The honor ranks UTSA in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide and features more than 1,000 schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. More than 7,000 schools in the United States were considered for the list. Schools are chosen after years of research and compiling survey results. UTSA had 1,342 veterans enrolled during the spring 2010 semester and 1,283 in the fall of 2009.

As a military-friendly school, UTSA will be included with a G.I. Jobs basic listing in the "2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools," which will be published in September 2010, as well as a basic listing online at MilitaryFriendlySchools.com. The list makes it easy for students to find the military discounts, services and programs offered by each school.

"UTSA obviously is interested in recruiting military students," said Joe DeCristoforo, UTSA assistant vice president and university registrar. "We're thrilled to be honored by G.I. Jobs, but the true honor is that veterans are choosing UTSA for their education."

The first G.I. Bill created an educational opportunity for millions of veterans returning from World War II. The post-9/11 G.I. Bill holds the same promise. The law, which took effect Aug. 1, 2009, offers even more generous education benefits than the original. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are expected to take advantage of the bill over the next several years, and many will realize a free education.

For the complete list of military-friendly schools, visit the G.I. Jobs website.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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